The Angel of the Lord Becomes Human?

Every year I hope to learn something new about the Christmas story, because it’s nice to preach a new perspective on an old story we all know. So here’s my Christmas thoughts this year. Throughout the Old Testament, God sometimes appears to people in physical/visual form. Sometimes this visual form is known as the Word…

The Great Symbiosis VS Christmas

The gods of the Ancient Near East expected humanity to serve them and in return they would give humanity what they needed. The Hebrews, however, saw their God in a different light—and Christmas amplifies that light to an incredible degree. Listen to this episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play. 

Social Media Church

A fellow pastor in my conference linked me to an article written by a social media pastor on Fox News entitled, “Church as We Know it is Over. Here’s What’s Next.” While the writer had good points and I agree with the premise that the church is in need of a shift to reach the…

Chameleon Evangelism

So often the church takes Biblical truth and shoves it in people’s faces without first submerging themselves into the world of those they’re trying to reach. Such evangelism requires little sacrifice on our parts and ignores Paul’s only evangelistic method to “become all things to all people.” If we truly want to reach people, it…

Can Pre-Incarnate Jesus Be Found in the Old Testament?

It feels like wishful thinking to imagine Jesus being physically present in the Old Testament. In fact, some would say that to read Jesus into the Old Testament in such a way is to abuse the Bible. But if that’s true, then it seems like the New Testament writers themselves abused the Old Testament, because…